Diageo's Orphan Barrel series capitalizes on a central tenet of whiskey culture: the story of a bottle is as enticing as its flavor. Lost Prophet, the fourth whiskey in the series, boasts an origin steeped in bourbon history. And according to the source, when these bottles run out, they run out for good. There's
What makes scotch, scotch? How is it different from other whiskeys, such as Irish and Canadian whiskeys or bourbon?
The main difference between whiskey and scotch is mostly geographic. That is to say, most scotches are whiskeys, but not all whiskeys are scotch. There are also some spelling and ingredient differences. Scotch is a whisky (with no “e”) made in Scotland. And bourbon, for example, is
Larceny Bourbon is handcrafted by Heaven Hill Distillery. They’re the largest independent, family-owned, and operated whiskey distillery in America. Larceny Bourbon is very specifically inspired by the legacy of John E. Fitzgerald. He was a bonded U.S. Treasury Agent who had access to the rickhouses, where bourbon barrels were stored and aged. Using his keys, Fitzgerald would let himself into the r
Wyoming Whiskey is the first legal distillery in Wyoming, founded in 2009 by Brad and Kate Mead and David DeFazio. Brad and Kate spend most of their time running their two ranches. So when they wanted to open a distillery, they turned to David Defazio to actually get it done for them.
Premium rum is delicious! If you’re lucky, you’ve been adventurous in a cocktail bar or have gone on a vacation to a tropical island. Otherwise, it’s possible that you’ve never really experienced top-shelf rum. When you’ve had “the good stuff,” you realize it doesn’t taste anything like the cheap rum commonly used for mixed drinks.
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Japanese whisky got a major push towards cultural recognition in the movie Lost in Translation. In the movie, Bob Harris (played by Bill Murray) travels to Tokyo to be the face of Suntory whisky—the fabled Hibiki 17 blended.
Japanese whisky starts with something that is well-known. Then it is reshaped into something of cultural significance. Think of a Grand Seiko watch—a common timepiece bec
So you love fruit, and you love booze. (We do, too!) Some of the most delicious, indulgent fruity drinks are classic cocktails. From classic strawberry daiquiris to appletinis, these are tried-and-true favorites. Many of these drinks are reminiscent of relaxing on a tropical beach. They are excellent choices for drinks at an afternoon picnic or garden party, or as dessert. We tried to pick drink recipes
Love whiskey, but don’t want to blow a whole week’s paycheck on a bottle? Us either! You might love Scotch, Irish whiskey, Canadian whiskey, or bourbon. Whatever your favorite, we’ve got the best selections that absolutely won’t send you into bankruptcy.
We scoured our local shelves and dug deep to find the best picks. Even better: we’re pretty sure you can easily find these on most liquor st
Redemption Bourbon was launched in 2010, making it 12 years old this year. The brand was inspired by pre-Prohibition recipes that are designed to bring the rye notes in the bourbon forward. And this brand is all about rye. Redemption sources rye and rye-forward whiskeys.
Redemption is made by Master Blender Dave Carpenter, a native Kentuckian who grew up surrounded by all things whiskey. He
Armagnac is a grape-based brandy that’s made in France’s Gascony region. Armagnac is a robust brandy that makes a perfect dessert companion or a nightcap. It’s sometimes compared to bourbon since spices feature heavily in the flavor profile. Armagnac has strong roots in agricultural history. Historically, it was made by roving distillers who would travel to farms in remote areas. Their mobile equip